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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated    November 14 2017
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.235 billion (1235 million)
Mobiles    1211 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   296 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless : 276 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  Cisco Visual Networking Index 2017...the India numbers
Mary Meeker  Internet Trends Report. 2017 
GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
2016 FICCI-KPMG report on Media and Entertainment industry in India

 

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IT happened in India
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  MoEngage harnesses AI to drive Samsung MyGalaxy app
Bangalore, November 23 2017: Samsung has harnessed the Artificial Intelligence-fueled marketing platform of  Indian talent-driven, California (US)-based MoEngage, to drive  drive engagement on Samsung India’s My Galaxy application. Samsung India will be able to leverage MoEngage’s push notifications, in-app messages, and email marketing capabilities to keep My Galaxy application users engaged and encourage app usage. ....
Google doodle honours Victorian champion against child marriage
November 22 2017:  Google honours  Victorian-era, Indian social reformer and female  doctor Rukhmabai Raut today,  on her 153rd birth anniversary,with a doodle. Rukhmabai  (born November 22, 1864 - September 25, 1955), was an Indian woman who became one of the first practicing women doctors in colonial India. ....
Most women entrepreneurs self-finance their business
Bangalore,  November 22, 2017: Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Rajasthan and West Bengal are the five states offering the maximum number of schemes for women entrepreneurs according to a report on the State of Women Entrepreneurship in India  by Sheatwork , the  knowledge hub for women entrepreneurs. ...
Indian digital transformation depends on key emerging technologies
Bangalore, November 21 2017: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in association with ASSOCHAM,  has  launched a knowledge paper on "Leveraging emerging digital technologies for India's transformation 2017. ...
SD cards expand from consumer to enterprise markets
The  SD card is now the world's  most widely-used portable  storage  -- with capacity poised to   touch a terabyte Bangalore, November 20, 2017: In 2000, the  world's  first  portable  memory card was launched. ...
 


 
Education and e-learning
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Cuemath harnesses games to make maths easy
November 15 2017: Cuemath the  leading home-based, after-school learning programm for mathematics has launched a games-based  learning tool  for students of class KG to 8.  The stories have been broadly divided into three levels – Class K-2, Class 3-5, and Class 6-8. ....
Indian Americans turn up tops in Broadcom Masters contest
Washington DC ( US) October 27 2017: Indian AmericanMeghna Behari,  is among the four grand prize winners at the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS competition, according to an announcement of , the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public.. Behari, 14 years , of Sewickley, Pa. ....
 

 
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Indians are inveterate social media posters when it comes to travel
New Delhi, November 4  201:  Leading travel search engine, KAYAK  has released the results of its “Travel Addicts” Survey, based on  2,100 respondents across Asia Pacific aged between 21 and  45. What is the most important factors when planning a trip? 53% Indians see money as the most important element, even  more  than a safe environment (46%). ....
Use VPNs when on holiday to avoid dangers of public WiFi
October 24, 2017: A recent  study by Internet security specialist, McAfee, points to  the looming dangers of public Wifi while on holiday. The study entitled "Digital Detox – Unwind, Relax and Unplug" finds that only 43% of survey respondents went on vacation in the last year with the intent to unplug their Internet connection. ....
 


 
e-Healthcare
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Aster healthcare group launches an app for the Golden Hour
New Delhi, May 28, 2017: Leading  India and UAE healthcare chain Aster, has launched an app  that aims to save lives during the so-called Golden Hour. The Aster Emergency App ( Android link here)  provides a real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster ‘Responder’. ....
LiveHealth grows to cover 450 diagnostic centres in India
April 16 2017: A Pune based health care startup founded in November 2013   has grown to cover 450 centres in 43 cities in India, serving  600,000 patients.  LiveHealth  delivers medical records to patients on their mobiles, and connects them to healthcare providers in their city,  creating a smooth and seamless  ecosystem for well being. ....
PSTakeCare is an app for that surgical journey
Bangalore, December 4 2016: Developed by Takecare Technology Pvt. Ltd,  PSTakeCare is an Android health app that provides end-to-end assistance for patients who need to undergo a surgery. ...
 


 
Product Pulse
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Moto X4 offers innovative imaging tools
The new Moto X4 has a lot of hidden features that enhance your selfie experience Bangalore, November 20 2017: Dual lens front cameras, real-time filters, bokeh modes... Most of these features were introduced this year and have gone on to become standard fixtures in most mid and high end devices. ....
Nokia 2: sweet-n-simple
New Nokia phone makes a virtue  of simplicity November 13 2017: HMD Global,  inheritors of the famed  Nokia name in smarthones, chose the unlikely locale of a metro rail station in Gurgaon to unveil their latest handset -- Nokia 2. Its USP  will appeal to  Indians: Long battery life  -- from a 4100  mAh cell. ....
Xiaomi bites the selfie bug with new Redmi Y range
Bangalore, November 6 2017: Most smart phone brands have followed the herd mentality when it comes to creating USPs for their devices. ...
 


 
IT's for you
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  Free logo creation tool from DesignEvo
November 23 2017: DesignEvo is a free online logo maker for creating professional logos in seconds. Thousands of professionally designed icons are provided for selection. Just drag and drop a preferred icon.  You can select the desired font for your logo text and customize it to match your brand. ....
Aegis Bell Awards go through jury rounds
November  20 2017: The 8th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017 jury round ticked off in Mumbai last week . Over 70 multinationals, mid-size, medium, large companies & startups from all over India participated in week-long Jury Rounds. Companies across verticals presented innovations in the field of Telecom, Smart City, Digital India, Virtual Reality, Mobility, Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud & Cyber Security. ....
Abu Dhabi Transformation Summit showcased rich slate of digital solutions
Abu Dhabi, November 16, 2017): Innovative global strategies and solutions to advance government integration, automation and performance were showcased at the Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit which concluded here  this week. ...
India m2m and IoT Forum will focus on both urban and rural challenges
New Delhi,  November 8 20127: ‘India m2m + IoT Forum 2018’, the 5th Annual National Forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) from the larger umbrella of the Information Communications Technologies (ICT),  is scheduled to be held in New Delhi between January 30 and 31. ...
Holland met Bangalore at GlobalLinker event in city
Bangalore, November 2 2017: As a part of the Holland meets Bangalore week, the Embassy Netherlands organised an event for small & medium businesses to explore business opportunities in the Netherlands. ...
 

 
IT people
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  Arvind Kumar to lead R&D at Tally
Mumbai, November 10, 2017: Premier business software provider, Tally Solutions has appointed Arvind Kumar as the chief of R&D (Research and Development). He will be based out of the Bangalore head office and will lead the R&D team of over 150 resources. ....
Shrenik Bhayani to be Kaspersky GM for South Asia
Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. He is joining the company's Asia Pacific leadership team effective October 18, 2017. ....
Infosys co-founder Narayanamurthy honoured
Bangalore, September 5  2017: Infosys co-founder N.R Narayana Murthy  has been honoured  with PLuS Alliance Prize ­– a prestigious honour that recognises Research Innovation, Education Innovation, Global Leadership and Global Innovation. ...
 

 
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How Virtual Reality is Changing the Way You Construct your House
Virtual reality helps in giving consumers a better picture to their rough ideas, helping them decide what they want.  Entrepreneur.com, October 23 2017

Sarahah Creator Is Thankful Of Indians Who Taught Him Programming & Proud They're Using The App
The Saudi Arabian developer who created the app, Zain al-Abdin Tawfiq, says he was actually set on his way by Indian programmers.  INDIA TODAY August 16 2017

Government asks Google, Facebook, WhatsApp to remove BlueWhale suicide dare
To ensure the safety of people on the internet, especially of children, the Indian government has asked social media and internet giants like Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, Instagram among others to get rid of the links to the 'Blue Whale' suicide game. FINANCIAL EXPRESS August 16 2017

 

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